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Maradona tributes the backdrop as rattled Napoli aim to bounce back

Napoli will pay tribute to Diego Maradona on Sunday when they host Lazio hoping to put two painful and costly consecutive defeats behind them. The football world honoured Maradona on the anniversary of his death on Thursday but Napoli are using this weekend’s fixture to enable Neapolitans to finally say goodbye at the place where their icon was most at ...

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Shanghai cancels hundreds of flights, shuts schools over 3 Covid cases

Hundreds of flights have been cancelled while some schools were shuttered and tour groups suspended on Friday after three Covid cases were reported in Shanghai, as China continues its strict zero-Covid policy, reports AFP. Beijing has largely succeeded in controlling the spread of the coronavirus within its borders through travel restrictions and snap lockdowns, but frequent domestic flare-ups have tested ...

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Main truck driver held over college student Nayeem’s death

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have arrested Harun Miah, 38, who is main driver of the garbage truck that ran over Notre Dame College student Nayeem Hasan, leaving him dead on the spot. RAB Legal and Media Wing Director Commander Khandaker Al Moin on Friday said, “Intelligence unit of RAB has started a shadow investigation into the death of ...

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Govt to facilitate exports thru air cargo from Sylhet: Momen

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said on Friday the government would ensure all facilities for exporting goods abroad through air cargo from Sylhet. “We have taken steps for carrying goods abroad through air cargo along with the passengers direct from the Sylhet,” he said while talking to reporters after visiting the under-construction export cargo complex at the Osmani International ...

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China asks Didi to delist from US on security fears: Report

Chinese regulators have asked top executives of ride hailing giant Didi Global Inc to devise a plan to delist from U.S. bourses on data security fears, Bloomberg News reported. China’s tech watchdog wants the management to take the company off the New York Stock Exchange on concerns about leakage of sensitive data, the report said, citing people familiar with the ...

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WHO to call emergency meeting on new coronavirus strain

The World Health Organization (WHO) will hold an emergency meeting on the new coronavirus strain discovered in Africa, which may have an increased mutability, on Friday, TASS reports. According to Tulio de Oliveira, the director of the Centre for Epidemic Response and Innovation in South Africa, he expressed his concerns about the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.529 to the WHO representatives. After ...

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UK assists $34.7m for disadvantaged girls in Bangladesh

The Government of the United Kingdom (UK) has recently contributed US$34.7 million to UNICEF through the British High Commission in Dhaka to provide access to quality education for the most disadvantaged and out-of-school children in Bangladesh. “Bangladesh has made significant progress towards ensuring education for every child. But persistent and complex challenges remain when it comes to equitable access and ...

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Germany to get its first woman foreign minister

Green party co-leader Annalena Baerbock is to become Germany’s first woman foreign minister, her party announced Thursday, as the country’s incoming coalition government takes shape. The 40-year-old mother-of-two is expected to take on the role in early December once the new government — made up of the Social Democrats (SPD), the liberal FDP and the Greens — is formally installed, ...

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UK to ban travel from 6 countries

Britain on Thursday said it would ban travel from six southern African countries, after South Africa detected a new Covid-19 variant with a large number of mutations. “The early indication we have of this variant is it may be more transmissible than the Delta variant and the vaccines that we currently have may be less effective against it,” Health Secretary ...

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Tremor shakes capital, country’s other parts

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake shook Dhaka, Chattogram and some other parts of the country early Friday morning. The tremor was felt around 5:45 am. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicenter of the earthquake was near Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar. However, no casualties were reported so far. The earthquake also  jolted West Bengal, Assam and  Tripura, according ...

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